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Matagorda Beachfront Rental : Gorda Getaway
Gorda Getaway is a beautiful BEACHFRONT property in Matagorda, Texas. Featuring three bedrooms and three baths, a full kitchen, dining and living area, this vacation spot is just a quick walk over the sand dune to the beach or the pool. A great place to take the family, as you are minutes away from the Matagorda Bay Nature Park where they hold events like bird watching, beach combing, mini-golf and guided kayak trips through the bay. Do you like to fish? You're in luck! Some of the best fishing is in Matagorda, either on the Colorado River as it empties into the Gulf, Matagorda Bay, or the Gulf itself for surf fishing. Come on down to Gorda Getaway and experience some of the best beach Texas has to offer.
$250 per night
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River Front Home fishing&beach w/t lighted dock
Hidden Gem - waterfront home on the Colorado river.On the town side,bit of a change to the beach road homes. It has gorgeous porch to soak in river views,enjoy the sunset & fishingwith your family. Private dock and lighted pier with fish cleaning station. 3 bedroom and 3 full baths in all, 2 huge master bedrooms with king beds and en-suite bathrooms. Washer and dryer to enjoy longer stays. Tv in each room with WiFi to bring your favorite entertainment. Quick drive to the amazing Matagorda beach!
$219 per night
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Matagorda "BEACH PLEASE!" right on the CO River!
Sleep up to 6 in this beautiful, super clean, 2 BD, 2.5 BA house just ten steps from the CO River and a quick 3-min drive to Matagorda Beach. Bring your flip flops, beach towel, and favorite book to relax on one of 2 decks...or bring your fishing gear and catch large fish right off the dock. You can even clean your fish right there and grill them on the BBQ grill! Bring your boat or kayak and push off from the dock. Make great memories with the entire family in the slow-paced sea town!
$200 per night
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Stay near Matagorda's top sights

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Waterfront Restaurant11 locals recommend
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Stanley's General Store8 locals recommend
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Poco Playa Restaurant, Bar & Village11 locals recommend
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Buddy's Seafood & Bait8 locals recommend
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Spoonbills Restaurant3 locals recommend
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Cassady's Coffee Bar & Cafe3 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Matagorda

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Casa de la Costa - on Beach Front Drive
$125 per night
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Breathtaking Beach Views - Sleeps 6-8
$361 per night
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Gorda Getaway
$250 per night
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Driftwood Beach House
$332 per night
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Great house with big porch overlooking beach
$280 per night
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Yacht Harbor Bay House
$264 per night
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Sargent Hideaway
$400 per night
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Beach Home with Unbeatable Deck Views & Hot Tub!
$283 per night
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Beachfront Bungalow
$225 per night
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Still Steel Beachin' - Waterfront Beach Cottage on
$225 per night
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Spacious Home on ICW w/ Fabulous Patios on Sargent
$525 per night
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The Palace at Palacios
$160 per night

Matagorda vacation rentals

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🏖Entire home💎Hidden gem💎Waterfront🌊Paradise🎣
$283 per night
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Riverside Retreat
$314 per night
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Unplugged at Beachfront
$150 per night
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The "Nothing Fancy" River House
$150 per night
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Beach Front Ocean View Home Matagorda, TX
$200 per night
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Charming Beach House with Beach and River Views
$250 per night
Condo in Matagorda
Gated community with POOL on the beach
$257 per night
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SEAesta Shack/River Front/Fishing Pier/Wi-Fi
$286 per night
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Gone Coastal Cottages - Coral
$129 per night
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Lazy Daze-Awesome Front Row Beach House-Free Wi-Fi
$229 per night
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Condo in Matagorda
Beautiful ocean views from condo's 3 story deck!
$250 per night
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Stylish Studio ICW fishing & Sargent Beach view
$146 per night

Your guide to Matagorda

All About Matagorda

Located at the mouth of the Colorado River, midway between Houston and Corpus Cristi, the Texas town of Matagorda has long served as a commercial and recreational fishing port. While these industries still operate in Matagorda today, the area is now also a popular tourist destination due to its abundance of secluded beaches that are rarely busy. Fishing, boating, and general water recreation are the area's primary attractions. However, several surrounding reserves and refuges make Matagorda an excellent base for wildlife viewing excursions.

To the north of town, the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge has close to 50,000 acres of diverse ecologies, including marshes, woodlands, and sloughs that are home to a wide range of wildlife, such as reddish egrets, alligators, and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Should you tire of critters and currents, the area also has a small history museum, 18-hole golf course with river views, and a handful of Western clothing boutiques.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matagorda?

With its warm waters, Matagorda's location on the Gulf Coast creates a climate with only moderate seasonal differences in precipitation and temperature. As a result, rainfall is relatively consistent and mild throughout the year, with a modest uptick towards the end of summer. May through September is an excellent time to book Matagorda beach rentals as the area experiences hot temperatures conducive to the beach activities and fishing for which the area is known.

If you need a break from the beaches, Houston is a mere two hours away, and hosts a ton of standout events throughout the year, like a jazz festival in September or a food festival in mid-March. During the winter, the Matagorda experiences brisk temperatures that are unsuitable for swimming. However, fishing from the shore or on charter boats is still a popular activity during this time.


What are the top things to do in Matagorda?

Matagorda Bay Nature Park

This coastal nature park on the Matagorda Bay peninsula has more than 1,300 acres of reserve lands available for recreation and exploration. Ocean kayaking, fishing, swimming, and beachcombing are all popular activities in the area, in addition to the public boat ramp and picnicking areas. The Colorado River flows into the Gulf waters at the park's edge, and river rafting trips from upriver into the ocean run through much of the year.

Matagorda County Museum

Located just in the neighboring town of Bay City, this museum hosts several exhibits that detail the early exploration and ranching history of southeastern Texas. A children's room and collection of historical ranch brands from the area are among the more popular attractions. But the museum's most prized exhibit is the collection of artifacts recovered from a 17th-century wreck off the coast of a French sailing vessel. Cannons, cutlery, and treasures from the ship are on display in this small museum.

Great Texas Birding Trail

The central Texas coastline contains several migratory and year-round bird populations in the coastal woodland ecosystems, including whooping cranes, eastern bluebirds, pileated woodpeckers, and many others. The Great Texas Birding Trail encompasses most gulf coastal areas and provides prime viewing opportunities for these and hundreds of other species throughout the year. The Matagorda-Rio Colorado loop runs along the Matagorda peninsula and inland towards Bay City, providing easy access from anywhere in the area.

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